Mini Meet #1 Please Volunteer!

Our first Mini Meet takes place on Thursday, November 2 from 5-8 for SS1, SS2, & SS3 groups.  L2S will have their own races during normal practise time from 4:30-5.

Parents – we need your help.  Mini meets are great practice for the skaters, and they are also a great time for parents to learn the different volunteer positions involved in a speed skating meet.  This will serve as practice for our upcoming invitational meet, Fire on Ice, happening on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Please click the sign up button below to volunteer for the meet.

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IMPORTANT! Also, a reminder to fill in the Meet Sign Up page for your skater so that our coaches and meet organizers know who to expect at the meet.  This ensures the races are even and fair, so all the kids can have fun!

Upcoming Short Track Meets

Saskatoon Short Track Meet

Saturday & Sunday, October 28-29, 2017
Registrations are due: October 19, 2017
Saskatoon Short Track Registration

Red Deer Short Track Meet

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Registrations are due: October 26, 2017
Red Deer Short Track Registration

Moose Jaw Short Track Meet

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Registrations are due: October 26, 2017
Moose Jaw Short Track Registration

For any meets you are attending, please have your completed registration form and entry fee cheque turned into your coach by the deadline.  It is also important to update the Competition Calendar.

Oval Finale/Canada Cup # 4 Results.

Emma Stephens competed at the Oval Finale/Canada Cup #4 at the Olympic Oval on March 16-19 with great success.  She raced in the 500m (x2), 1000m (x2), 1500m and 3000m, achieving personal bests in all six races!

Congratulations Emma on your solid results in Long Track this year, and reaching your goal of being named to the Alberta Provincial Development Team.

Emma Stephens, photo courtesy of Arno Hoogveld.

Mini Meet and Season Windup

The Mini Meet was a great way to finish an amazing 2016/17 season for the Border Blades!  There were a lot of smiling faces during the different activities, and we hope everyone had a great time.  This was the first year the Learn to Skate group was included for the full meet, and it was great to have the whole club out together.

The Border Blades had one graduating member this year.  We would like to wish Kyra Weidmark congratulations and good luck!  Thank you for helping to coach Speed Skate 2 this season.

Keep an eye on your emails for information about our season end party.

2017 Border Blades

Learn To Skate Relay Races

The Annual Slip and Slide is Always a Favourite

Final Mini Meet Sign Up

Our fourth and final mini meet will take place on Monday, March 13.  Please use the link below to sign up for a volunteer position.  

This will be the final practice of the year for L2S, SS1 and SS2.  A fun slip and slide event will be held at the end of the meet.  Border Blades skins can not be worn for the slip and slide, so make sure to pack a change of clothes and a towel.

 
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Long Track Meets & Results

Updated with Results:

2017 Winter Classic Olympic Oval Results (February, 2017)

Great job Emma S!  She competed in the 2017 Winter Classic February 10-12 in Calgary and not only achieved PB’s in all her events, she also met the standard for the 2017-2018 Provincial Development LT team!  Congratulations Emma on your hard work and dedication! Her next meets are the Olympic Oval Grand Prix and the Oval Finale/Canada Cup 4 in March.

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Edmonton Winter Classic Long Track Meet

Congratulations to Brooke J, who placed 6th overall in Division 1.

Brooke J at Edmonton Winter Classic Long Track Meet.

There are a number of Long Track Meets coming up that our skaters are able to participate in.  Please contact your coach if you have any questions.

Edmonton Winter Classic Long Track Meet – January 21
Registration is due January 12

Regina Long Track Meet – January 21-22
Registration is due January 12

Alberta Open Long Track Meet in Red Deer – January 28-29
Registration is due January 19

Mini Meet Volunteer Sign-Up

Our third Mini Meet of the year is coming up on February 27, 2017 from 5-8. Please follow the link below to sign up for a volunteer position.  Training will be provided if you are new to the job.  

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Reminder: If you have not already filled out the Meet Sign Up Page, or need to make a correction due to the meet date being changed, please do so.  This helps ensure that the races are fun and fair for our kids!